Eaton Bank Academy

A-Level students achieve top grades!


Congratulations to our Sixth Form students who have produced a fantastic set of results with every student securing their first choice of University!

Nearly 90% of students achieved at least one A* to C grade in their exams and half of all students passed three subjects with an A* to C grade. High performing subject areas included Maths and Physics where 33% and 20% respectively of students secured the very top A* grades. In 12 subject areas across the curriculum, including Further Maths, English, History, Economics and Geography, students achieved an impressive 100% A* to C pass rate.

Headteacher Mr Ed O’Neill said “we are extremely proud of our students’ excellent achievements this year.  The results are the outcome of hard work from pupils, staff and supportive parents and carers, so huge thanks to everyone who played their part in this success.  Year-on-year, the results at Eaton Bank Academy keep improving and this year is no exception. Every year we strive to raise the bar, and this year is no different. We are always delighted to see our students move onto a variety of post-18 pathways, including studying at some of the leading Universities in the UK.”

Top performers included outgoing Head Girl Ellie Cliffe who has fulfilled her ambition to study medicine after securing three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Economics. Ellie, who will be studying at The University of Nottingham, commented “I’m so happy with my results. I have wanted to study medicine since Year 10 and now I can’t wait to start my course. I am looking forward to the whole experience of being at University, meeting new people and living away from home.” Reflecting on her time as Head Girl, Ellie said “I have loved being Head Girl; it gave me a great opportunity to work with students in different year groups, develop leadership skills and give something back to the school.”

Former Head Boy Jamie Goff is also celebrating after achieving A*, A* and A grades in Chemistry, Biology and Maths. Jamie will now be studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sheffield with the ambition of pursuing a career in tissue engineering. Jamie commented “I am going to enjoy the freedom of being at university, living in a new city and embracing the University style of education. I am really happy and glad all the hard work has paid off; the teachers have been great during my time at Eaton Bank. They are always helpful and a great support.”

Another student heading to The University of Sheffield is Hollie Barker (A, A, B grades) who will be studying biomedical science with a year in industry. Hollie chose the course for her “love of human biology” and the University department’s reputation for cutting edge of research.

Teaching is the career of choice for Sam Bromley who was “very, very, very happy!” to confirm his place at The University of Sheffield after achieving A*, B and B grades. However, before Sam continues his studies, he will be taking a year out working in a safeguarding and welfare role with Cheshire and Wirral partnership, which will include working on projects developing mental health provision in primary schools. Looking back at his time at Eaton Bank Academy, Sam praised the “phenomenal support from teachers and the brilliant opportunities to develop new skills with extra curricular activities.”

After securing impressive A, B and B grades, Carys Jones will be studying Geography at The University of Newcastle. Carys commented, “I am so happy and relieved I have got the grades I need. I worked really hard and I am delighted to be going to Newcastle University. Everything at Eaton Bank has been amazing and the teachers have been so supportive throughout my time here.”

Victoria Bromley was “shocked, relieved and really, really pleased” with her A, A and B grades and is looking forward to developing her passion for English with an English Language and Creative Writing Degree at Lancaster University. Victoria worked “really hard” for her results and thanked the “amazing teachers” for their support during her A-Levels.

Lucy Robinson was also “ecstatic” after achieving top A*, A* and A grades in her subjects and will now combine her interest in maths, physics and the environment with a Civil and Environmental Engineering Degree at the University of Leeds. Lucy is looking forward to living away from home, studying new subject areas, meeting new people and joining the University gymnastics and dance societies.

Another student eager to begin her University life is Niamh Heeran who achieved three B grades and secured her place studying Biology and Human Biology at the University of Liverpool. Niamh hopes her degree will lead to a career in forensic science and is “excited to meet new people, live away from home, start my new course and enjoy the whole University experience.”

As an alternative to University, an increasing number of students choose a work based learning route through higher level apprenticeships. Henry Bloor has already secured his Land Research role at Gladman in Congleton and is ready to “begin his career, learn new skills, work towards a promotion and start earning money!”

Reflecting on the results, Mr O’Neill commented “I am delighted for all our students. Their list of achievements both in and out of the classroom is exceptional.  It is wonderful to see the hard work and determination from all pupils and staff pay off with these excellent results. We are so pleased that we can support our students to pursue their interests and ambitions in such a range of different subject areas. Whether our students are going on to university, further training or employment, we wish them every happiness and further success for the future”.


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